The Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game (Review)

As a pre-service teacher– someone who is training or soon-to-be training as a teacher– I was immensely interested in non-traditional pedagogical methodology. I think this is obvious as it is a societal cliche– what is more well-worn or good for a laugh than the idealistic teacher who tries to reinvent the wheel and love their…Read more »

One Teacher in 10: Gay and Lesbian Educators Tell their Stories (Review)

(Now for a review that has nothing to do with medievalism, the ancient or early modern period. Please enjoy one of many engagements with pedagogy and check out my new page devoted wholly to educational matters.)   The last time I read One Teacher in 10: Gay and Lesbian Educators Tell their Stories, I hadn’t…Read more »

The Tudors: A Very Short Introduction (A Review)

If you are a frequent reader of my literary rants, then you will know that I read and review a decent number of Oxford’s Very Short Introduction (VSI) titles. Short and accessible works, they are ideal for the unversed Undergraduate. This time, my curiosity—or more accurately my research—has taken me to Tudor Britain and the tumultuous post-medieval…Read more »

Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction (A Review)

Another day, another Very Short Introduction (hereafter VSI). This time I have turned my eye toward the Medieval Britain VSI, as written by John Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths.                 Much like the numerous other VSIs I have read and reviewed, Medieval Britain performs its primary function—the dissemination of basic facts and knowledge about Britain in the Middle Ages—admirably: the…Read more »